Charley Walters of the St. Paul Pioneer Press has some Twins rumors for us today in his Don’t Print That feature.
- Walters says Justin Morneau would be agreeable to a six-year contract if the Twins are interested. Walters wrote back in March that the Twins were looking to add a fifth option year to Morneau’s contract at $14MM. Morneau thought a deal was "pretty close" at that time but of course it hasn’t happened. By my calculations a six-year contract would buy out three years of free agency. So it wouldn’t be anything like Joe Mauer’s 4/33 deal.
- The Twins are expected to make a five-year offer to Johan Santana but they might have to go to six to get something done. Santana gets a full no-trade clause for 2008 if he finishes top three in the Cy Young voting this year. Otherwise he can choose 12 teams he can’t be traded to.
- Walters thinks there’s no chance Joe Nathan stays with the Twins past 2008. Nathan did have some positive talks with the Twins back in April.